Breezy and warm Thursday, weekend cold front.

Futurecast

We are still on track for a big warm-up today, a few rain showers tomorrow, and a cold front this weekend. 

Temperatures are in the ‘cool’ range this morning as we are in the mid and upper 40s. With some sun early in the day, and south wind pushing Gulf air into the region we will see highs in the mid and upper 70s this afternoon. It will be breezy at times with a south wind of 10 to 15 miles per hour. 

High pressure has moved east and with the south wind clouds will increase today. Expect some sun this morning, before we turn mostly cloudy later in the day. It looks like a few rain showers will be possible during the day Friday, but the rain will be lightly scattered, and most areas will remain dry with another day in the 70s. See the latest 36-hour loop of futurecast below:

A few storms in Oklahoma late Friday and early Saturday may bring high wind as they move towards the ArkLaTex, but severe weather is not likely or expected to be widespread. The SPC continues to show a ‘marginal risk’ for a few counties north of I-30 in Oklahoma and Arkansas. 

The timing of the cold front has definitely slowed and is expected to move in later in the day Saturday for most areas south of I-30. This will allow many of us to warm into the low 70s before rain and a few thunderstorms will be possible later in the day. Rainfall accumulations will be less than half an inch in most areas. 

Cooler air will return Sunday/Monday as highs will be in the upper 50s and low 60s.  A second disturbance will move in on the heels of Saturday’s cold front, and this will likely keep skies partly to mostly cloudy. At this point rain doesn’t look like much of a concern so I’ve left it out of the forecast Sunday/Monday. 

The cool-down will be short lived as we will quickly return to pleasantly warm temperatures by next Tuesday. 

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